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PBS
Jan 6, 2013 10:00am PST
and the religion of syria's president assad. if he is overthrown, will all alawites become targets? >>> and bob faw on what some catholic school systems are doing to try to survive? >> our educational system was imploding. enrollment-wise, finance wise, something radical, radical surgery had to be done. >> announcer: major funding for "religion & ethics news weekly" is dedicated to i founder's interest in religion, community development and education. additional funding also provided by mutual of america, designing customized individual group and retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. the january henson foundation, and the corporation for public broadcasting. >>> welcome, i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. arguments continue over the so-called "fiscal cliff" deal approved this week in the fina minutes of the 112th congress. and religious groups are among those weighing in. the family research council criticized the deal for not including spending cuts and entitlement reforms. meanwhile, leaders of the christian group bread for the world said while the measure
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 12:30am EST
protection to religion in the u.s. constitution. this interview part of booktv's college series was recorded at the university of pennsylvania will -- pennsylvania. it's about 20 minutes. >> university of pennsylvania professor sarah gordon, "the spirit of the law" is her most recent book. what do you mean when you talk about the old constitutional world and the new constitutional world when it comes to religion? >> guest: well, for most of her nation's history with the states rather than federal government that controlled access to religious worship, the rights of religious organization and so on, and in the early decades of the 20 century that began to shift. the supreme court applied the national constitutional establishment and exercise clauses of the first amendment against the state, sort of centralizing debates about religion. >> host: but if the states for control, we had it written into our constitution, freedom of religion. >> guest: we did indeed that the first amendment began, congress shall i not know love so it was addressed only to the national government. >> host: were ther
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
and animosity with the wars of religion but also colonial religious domination by europeans and added to that anti-catholicism that implicated not only germany but other nations as well year in the u.s. like to think those times are in the past and religious violence was somewhere else and characterized by christian values. today we have many reasons to doubt that. searching for critical self examination as we have the ear and suspicion to disfigure all democracy. april 2011 in france it is illegal to cover the face from parks to the marketplace of local law does not mention the word winded, and muslim or fail or burqa but it was a band on veiling but it did threatens french values of dignity and equality. although france is a good country to put the ban on the burqa in public space but it is being considered all over europe in many have adopted restrictions. april 28, 2011 belgium voted for a similar ban although it is expected to be challenged. spain 2010 the catalonia and assembly nearly rejected the ban on the burqa reid -- reversing an earlier vote. similar votes are in progress
CNN
Jan 6, 2013 4:30am PST
are taught? >> story telling, stories of great heros, heroines, mystery, mythology, religion, which we grew up with. you know, these were part of our culture, and somehow, you know, because we're living in this very highly technological society, story telling is not getting the importance it should get. >> right. >> and this idea of attaching emotion even to, you know, math, god forbid. >> to math, music, emotion. >> right. >> to anything. also it's important to parcel out time, so, you know, the critical brain cannot multitask. your automatic brain can, but your cortical brain can't, it's a myth. do one thing at a time with focused attention. there's work time, sleep time. >> you are saying i shouldn't be looking at my blackberry when i'm talking to my wife. >> no. >> no for a lot of different reasons. >> doing neither. >> that's what she says as well. >> something i thought interesting and very specific was i love to make lists. i make lists if i go to the grocery store and things like that, and i'm very dependant on those lists. you say that's not such a good idea? >> yeah, because, agai
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
as well. we'll talk to her next. >> and later when asked about their religion, how many members of the new congress checked the box none. the answer may surprise you. stay tuned. this is msnbc, the place for politics. >>> the single biggest issue we have right now is the massive, massive debt hanging over the heads of our children and grandchildren. we need to address it, and the american people elected divided government. they expect us to deal with the problems, even though they are hard to deal with when you have different points of view. >> republican leader mitch mcconnell there trying to put the fiscal cliff in his rear view mirror but some on the right may not let him. mcconnell is now one of several republicans being targeted by tea party groups who say they are ready to take on the establish nntment again in 2014. with me is amy creamer, head of the tea party express. >> good to see you. >> president for the americans with prosperity, tim phillips said in part, quote, lawmakers will not be judged solely on how they voted on the fiscal cliff, but it is a big vote to get wrong. obvi
CNN
Jan 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
positive news. thanks for bringing it to us, nick. >> thank you. >>> let's talk politics and religion now. you probably heard that there are more women and my norities in the new congress. but it's last religiously diverse congress a new survey by the pew forum says the freshman class is more diverse than the congress it replaced. the survey points out only 48% of the new class identifies as protestant, down from 58% the previous class. this session will see its first hindu, first buddhist in the senate and the first member of either house to list their religion as none. >>> well, for many, the devastation from superstorm sandy is still very much a part of their daily lives, ever since that storm hit, st. paul's united methodist church in bay head, new jersey, has been serving meals to hundreds of people every day. for those who homes have been damaged or destroyed, the comfort blow slided by that church, how can you put it? it has been a real blessing. >> freezing out and they just had a couple water bottles and coffee set up. came in the next day need buffet of like penny vodka and bake
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 4:15pm EST
are a satanic religion, you cannot rationally argue with people who think that the earth was created 6000 years ago and adam and eve road on the backs of dinosaurs. the only thing they you can do is integrate them back into the economy. when you fall to that level of desperation, and this is exactly what tore apart yugoslavia a year ago, we had several hundred white guys dressed in confederate in remorse, marching through montgomery. -- uniforms, marching through montgomery. you cannot carry out a dialogue. that is what frightens me. movements of celebrate the language of violence, demonize the marginal and week, whether feminists, african-americans, liberals -- i see that breakdown occurring because of the economic disintegration. having lived through it in places like yugoslavia, rational arguments do not work. her >> tomorrow night and watched this entire event with supporters of the occupied movement. -- tomorrow night you can watch this entire event but supporters of the occupied movement. -- occupy movement. 8:00 eastern time here on c- span. >> the big discussion that i remember was, wha
CBS
Jan 6, 2013 8:30am PST
sometimes or just bigots and they just hate anybody who is religion or hate anybody who talks about jesus, true genuine friends step in to defend you. now listen. you and i must be willing to do the same for other people. to have the courage to stand by someone. if you have a true genuine friend and you see them going through something difficult you should have the courage to stand by them. someone says, i don't want to get into that. what do you mean you don't want to get into that? if you're their friend, you are into it. you'll be wise how you go about it. but to defend someone who is being mistreated. then, look. someone to love us. everybody needs to feel loved. and there's something about good relationships, loving relationship. you can tell the difference between a loving relationship and somebody who just wants something from you. that's not love. there's such value. and if i follow my guide, first of all, i'm going to love him, the lord jesus with all my heart. do you know what? i'm also going to love other people who follow him and people who really and truly desire to live a go
CNN
Jan 6, 2013 7:00am PST
't think there is one blinding moment where everybody sort of gets religion and says we're going to do it, but we're on our way back. >> positive signs. economic growth will probably pick up and a good chance we'll get comprehensive immigration reform in 2013, which would be good for any number of reasons. corporate tax reform. there seems to be bipartisan support for that. we'll resolve, if you will, the fiscal challenges of the year? no. we'll kick cans down the road. use whatever cliche you want. a bit of momentum, finally, in the right direction. >> economic momentum in the u.s. that will reduce some of the political pressure. the u.s. isn't europe and a deal isn't as urgent and won't be until 2013, but i think a little less polarized than it has been in obama's first term. >> on that optimistic note, thank you, all. good way to say it, happy 2013. >>> we will be back. him. morning starts in high spirits, but there's a growing pain in his lower back. as lines grow longer, his pain continues to linger. but after a long day of helping others, he gets some helpful advice. just two aleve
CNN
Jan 6, 2013 10:00am PST
where everybody sort of gets religion and says we're going to do it, but we're going to be on our way back. >> some positive signs. economic growth will probably pick up and a good chance we'll get comprehensive immigration reform in 2013, which would be good for any number of reasons. corporate tax reform. there seems to be bipartisan support for that. will we solve if you will the fiscal challenges of the year, no, we'll still be kicking cans down the road, use whatever cliches you want. there's a bit of momentum finally in the right direction. there's economic momentum in the u.s. that will reduce some of the political pressure. the u.s. isn't europe and a deal isn't as urgent and won't be until 2013, but i think a little less polarized than it has been in obama's first term. >> on that optimistic note, thank you, all. we look forward -- it's a good way to say happy 2013. we will be back. ...and down. just use your maxperks card and get a case of x-9 paper for only 1-cent after maxperks rewards. find thousands of big deals now... ...at officemax. sfx- "sounds of african drum and fl
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 1:00am EST
the issue between franco and the vatican which made every other religion illegal -- i begin that chapter with a funny story, really. it was funny -- it's not funny. i'm in a bar up in northern spain, and the guy's in the bar are -- the guys in the bar are trying to teach me how to pour the wonderful hard cider, which perhaps you know it, you know, and you hold -- yeah, right, now hold the bottle this way over your head, and you have a glass with a very big open glass pointing out this way, and the cider's supposed to come down, hit the outside of the glass and bounce in. i'm trying to do that, but most is running all over my pants and the floor. a little bit is going into the glass, and one of the guys says to me, and we're all pretty well drunk by this time, and the guy says to me, "are you catholic or atheist?" those were the -- those seemed to be the only possibilities. i said, no, no, i'm neither a catholic nor an atheist. no kidding. you must be protestant. why do you think that? everybody in the american government is protestant. well, no, that's not true either. john kennedy was n
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 6:00am EST
, religion, political opinion, or membership in a social group. the siv program is based on service with the united states. this is something mr. bartlett is more of an expert on. congress legislated a program to say that those who have worked for the united states government -- there are three sub categories within the program -- initially it was small if you were a translator with the military and then expanded beyond that. it is the fact of their service with the united states that makes them eligible. when they come to the united states, both our agencies handle this and they don't come as a refugee. they, as a lawful, permanent resident so they get a green card. based on their service. there are some individuals who may be eligible to apply for both programs. we work on the refugee side of the program the individuals may choose which of those two avenues is better for them, which operates more quickly dependent they are in iraq or -- >> today operate on a parallel track or is there a preference given to someone who has served as an interpreter for our troops out in the midst of
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 7:00am EST
of freedom of religion and separation of church and state. >> roger williams was the founder of rhode island, the founder of providence, and also a founder of the first baptist church in america. williams was going -- born in london. his birth records were burned up in the great london fire of 1666. he became a chaplain for one of the chiefs. because he was a puritan and the church was cracking down and putting his people in jail, he fled england. he arrived in boston in february. he believed the state had no role to play in religion. this was an absolutely radical idea at his time. every country in europe had a state church, so did massachusetts and the plymouth colony. they all had their own state- supported churches. the taxes of the people paid for the ministers and the buildings. you had to go to church or they would come and get you and fine you. williams said the state has no role whatsoever to play in religion. eventually, he was put on trial there and convicted of sedition and heresy and was going to be shipped back to england where he probably would have died. before they could exe
PBS
Jan 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
's major religions right now including the evangelical churches to say this is a moral and religious issue, okay. from our worldview, from our standpoint, this is crucial both because we were commanded by god in genesis to till and tend the garden, to care for his creation which when he created he kept telling us, "it is good." okay, it is our responsibility they would say to take care of his creation, and that the kinds of things that we are currently doing to the planet are essentially violating that promise. but moreover, we're also seeing the theme of social justice, that we've been commanded, they would say, to take care of the least of these. the poor, the sick, the powerless both in our own country and around the world. and many churches, in fact, have invested enormous resources, i mean, sending their young people abroad to do great works to try to help people who desperately need that help. their argument would be how can we in good conscience ignore a problem that's just going to push millions of more people around the world into those exact same kinds of circumstances we're tryi
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 9:00am PST
to bear arms in this country and believe it is as core to them as freedom of speech or freedom of religion. i think the laws that are on the books now would not have kept someone like my father from having a gun. we have real issues on mental health that have to be addressed. we are not seeing money put into programs on the books. but i don't understand why anybody needs an assault weapon in this country. i hope that everybody will come to a table. otherwise people are going to go to their corners and fight not seeing what we need to see get done. >> when you see a movement to restrict gun ownership rights, the inevitable outcome is gun sales, magazine sales, ammo sales guthrough the roof. it is the polar opposite intention of what people on debbie's side. argument want to see. >> we saw this before president obam was elected, when hadt looked like he was going to be elected in 2008 and the time period between the inauguration, you see the big jump in gun sales. there has been some degree of... too much concern on the part of gun owners and people said, the president's going to take away a
CBS
Jan 6, 2013 6:00am PST
of different religions here but none of them give help to us like christians and jews do. announcer: the nternational fellowship of christians and jews works through the joint distribution committee. an organization dedicated to helping those in the jewish community of the former soviet union. together, they join hands and hearts through "isaiah 58". eckstein: as isaiah says in chapter 58, "and if you give yourself to the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted then your light will rise in darkness and your gloom will then your light will rise in darkness and your gloom will become like midday. donor: i have been overwhelmed by what i have seen. the poverty. the lack of medical care. i can't imagine myself having to live under those conditions. these people are destitute and they have got to have our support as christians. they have got to have our support and our prayers. (singing hebrew) shalom alechem donor: this is the only food that they have. a bowl of soup and some other things that are provided by this ministry and it's really been a blessing to be and it's really
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 3:00am PST
at public schools in indiana amid what he calls attack on religion, is this a good idea? >> let's ask fox news religion contributor father jonathan morris. >> anger people and i would put this on facebook and twitter and people got angry and my mom called me and got upset. >> alisyn: wow. >> i said i don't agree with this legislator's approach. let me explain why. when we say public schools, what we really mean is government schools. these are -- we have given to the government the role of educating our children. i think that's a bad idea in the first place, very bad idea. but if we say that the government can mandate in in case a certain prayer, you must-- all schools pray our father. and we should also be totally open to the idea of another legislator or another court saying that bypass saj age of t koran should be mandated in the school? do you we want that? very good answer. >> you're correctly uncomfortable with the the government pushing a specific dogma and i share that. on the other hand, government schools push a certain dogma every day. i mean, textbooks, push a certain world vi
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 9:00am EST
and the freedom of religion. he is very much showing at this point why he is different and why his thinking is different and why rhode island is different from massachusetts, and the other colonies to the north. he was creating a land where people could come, could worship as they chose, and would always be protected by the civil law. roger williams, while he was a member of the clergy, was also incredible trained and learned in civil law and actually worked for circle in the british parliament. and we see a lot of his ideas of civil law in preparation of church and state. articulated in text like this but this did not of course sit well with england or with massachusetts. by an actor british parliament, all of the copies of this book were set to be burned. likely not all of them were. this copy was not an we're able to show that the people today. this didn't go unnoticed by people here in the colony. this next book has a contemporary binding, was a response to "the bloody tenent." the response, "the bloody tenent" made white in the blood of the land is response high cotton. it comes just a
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 2:00am EST
role in peace in the world and tolerance within cultures and different religions? do you see there is hope for peace in the world? >> i am an optimist to a fault. if you do not inherently trust your fellow men and women to be smart and decent, then you do not believe in democracy and free market in education, because they are all a bunch of dolts. your question about social media is right. it is not a mediator, it is connecting us. it is important to say that those revolutions were not done by tools, they were done by brave people. they have hard work to do right now, and let's hope these tools can help them. but the responsibility is all there. >> amanda, i have a question for you. if i were able to produce a ukulele, would you be willing to play us a song? >> may be. [applause] >> and a microphone, too. >> thank you. speaking of -- i love your question and your answer. i want to go on record saying i have never seen a more positive change than hanging out on twitter for the last few years. i think it's extraordinary what is happening, especially looking at young people and
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